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Hit-and-run case still unsolved – QNS.com

Hit-and-run case still unsolved

As of Wednesday, September 13, the New York Police Department (NYPD) was still searching for the driver and the front-seat passenger of a red dump truck that killed Yon Chong, 67, in Bayside on Wednesday, September 6.
After hitting Chong, at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and 223rd Street, the driver of the truck, bearing the logo &#8220Valenza Contractors,” left the scene of the accident and drove down to Northern Boulevard and 217th Street, where the driver and his passenger abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.
A massive manhunt ensued which led police officers and their bloodhound named Chase north onto Bell Boulevard. The searchers stopped at several locations on Bell including McDonalds, First Edition, and Citibank.
The massive police search, which included a helicopter, ended at a house on the corner of Corporal Stone Street and 38th Avenue, but the police now say that neither of the two men taken into custody from that location was picked out of a subsequent lineup.
The suspects were described as Hispanic, in their late 20s to early 30s, with thin builds and wearing work boots and white or off-white pants. The driver was said to have been wearing a yellow T-shirt, and the passenger was believed to have been wearing a white T-shirt. Anyone with information of the whereabouts of these men is asked to call the police.
Relatives of the victim, Yon Chong, who lived on 43rd Avenue in Bayside, did not wish to give a statement when contacted by The Queens Courier.

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